Entry-Level Home Health Aide Salary

The average Entry-Level Home Health Aide can expect to rake in roughly $10.10 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in four, and one-sixth earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$12,186 - $39,386
$12K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $21,481
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$8.42 - $13.51
$8
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$14
MEDIAN: $10.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,186 - $39,386  
   
Bonus
$2.30 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,331 - $29,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.42 - $13.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$8.46 - $19.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$2.30 - $970  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,331 - $29,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,495

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Popular Employer Salaries for Home Health Aide


Visiting Angels, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Home Instead Senior Home Care, Partners In Care, and Allen Health Care Services are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Home Health Aides in this area. Although Visiting Angels, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $24K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $16K to $32K. Entry-Level Home Health Aides can also look forward to large paychecks at Allen Health Care Services ($21K), Comfort Keepers ($21K), and Partners In Care ($21K).

Home Instead Senior Home Care, Bayada Nurses Inc, and Partners In Care also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $21K for all three.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,152

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Home Health Aides, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+10 percent) and Philadelphia (+3 percent). Entry-Level Home Health Aides in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dayton (11 percent less) and St. Louis (10 percent less).

Home Health Aide Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Home Health Aide in St. Louis:
"Research other jobs First not a good paying job."
When you look for pennies you find pennies, when you go for dollars you make dollars. Get paid for what your worth!

Key Stats for Home Health Aide

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
▲17%

Hospice Care
▲10%

Long Term Care
▲5%

▲1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

Home Care
▼0%

Cleaning
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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